USA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 - Mr. Rooter® Corporation reminds home owner to winterize their home early to protect their pocket books from the chill Old Man Winter could leave behind with his lower temperatures.
“Frozen pipes can be a costly problem if proper precautions are not taken,” states Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter Corporation. “Often times, homeowners find themselves unprepared when winter weather hits.”
Mr. Rooter suggests taking early precautionary steps to help prevent costly time and damages later.
Here are 10 simple tips that will help homeowners keep their pipes from bursting when temperatures plummet this winter:
The first step to safely thawing frozen pipes is turning off water at the main water shut-off valve. Next, open the nearest faucet to allow water to drain as the ice melts. Now it’s time to use the hair dryer to heat the pipes, or you can wrap a hot, wet rag around pipes. Do not attempt to thaw exposed frozen pipes with an open flame, such as an acetylene torch.
If you’re not a do-it-yourselfer or your pipes burst, be sure to call a qualified plumber.
“We’ll be available 24/7 to help those having a plumbing emergency,” Thompson said. “This can be a stressful time for homeowners, and we understand the urgency they feel.”
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at http://www.mrrooter.com.
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